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"Solving defense research problems in interesting ways"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Working in the defense research industry provides many interesting problems to solve. However, working at BAE Systems makes it interesting to solve the problems.
Flexible hours are possible. Working strictly 9-5 is unnecessary, maybe arrive as early as 6am or as late as 10am. As long as you can complete your tasks in a timely manner, there is no "clock watching" to ensure that you are present.

Cons

Nearing project deadlines, you may need to work (potentially unpaid) overtime in order to complete the software product.

Advice to Management

Generally a good job.

Other Employee Reviews for BAE Systems USA

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great starting company to gain experience, but no program for career development and any upward mobility."

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    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Greenlawn, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Greenlawn, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is great. If you need to have a special schedule or time off this company is great. Great company to start a career at. Upper management at director level and above is very open to new ideas and programs. Company is supportive of employees continuing education with graduate work.

    Cons

    Career development is non-existent by management. Ability to transfer to another departments is also non existent. Middle management is more of an hinderance than a help. Pay scale is typical of any defense company. Promotions might take a while depending on department and manager. Work is not challenging. Company is not supportive of lateral career moves.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a career development program. Middle management is not supportive of any lateral transfers or transfer out of the current department.


  2. "Trust in the directions of the senior management is questionable..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In this day and age, not many companies offer such a complete benefits package such as medical, dental, vision, 401k, and performance share.

    Cons

    Lack of organized product development structure in the new line of business. Lack of fairness in the recognition of key contributors. Lack of knowledge of industry and industry processes in the new line of business. Incompetent program management.

    Advice to Management

    The future of government contracting and programs seems to be changing from what this company has been conventionally used to, because even the government seems to be leaning out their selection and development processes. Proactive strategic planning and intelligent foresight will be necessary to continue the future growth of this company, instead of constantly reacting and responding because the company is not prepared. This includes knowing and understanding the company's true weaknesses, not from the middle management but from the actual people doing the work.

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